Letters to the Editor

Liz Loomis, my former student

Liz Loomis was a student of mine many years ago when she was a teenager. She was officially in my French classes, but I also tutored her unofficially in Russian. I remember her clearly as extremely bright, completely self-motivated and thoroughly conscientious. And she also had a lively sense of humor.

  • Sep 23, 2008

Two days of fireworks?

I was reminiscing about this last Fourth of July. I think that there should be two big days that we are able to launch off fireworks. It would be a huge boost to morale.

  • Sep 23, 2008

40 Days for Life

Wednesday, Sept. 24, thousands of citizens across America will ban together in a spirit of prayer, fasting, vigil and outreach to pray for an end to abortion in the United States. Locally, this is the second 40 Days for Life campaign at the Everett Planned Parenthood clinic.

  • Sep 23, 2008

A community that is caring and generous

The fourth annual Back to School Clothing Giveaway at Messiah Lutheran Church and Preschool was a great success. Over 160 families attended, representing in excess of 450 boys and girls. It is truly wonderful to live in a community that is as caring and generous as Marysville and its neighboring towns.

  • Sep 23, 2008

Meaningful ways to support our troops

On Saturday evening, Sept. 10, in Arlington, a very special Take A Vet To Lunch event happened. Take A Vet to Lunch is a non-profit organization founded by Bob Rawe of Stanwood.

  • Sep 23, 2008

Sarah Hart: I’m still working to improve the future

Thank you for endorsing me as a second choice in the primary for Washington State Senate. Although I did not receive top two status in the primary, I am by no means finished with politics. In fact, I am continuing to work to improve our future and to get the creative ideas I have to become realities.

  • Sep 22, 2008

Marysville-Pilchuck student: Would a free graffiti wall help?

As a student of M-PHS and a citizen of Marysville it has really come to my attention that there is a growing graffiti problem.

  • Sep 22, 2008

Fred Walser: Law enforcer, lawbreaker, lawmaker

He was a law enforcer, then a lawbreaker and now wants to be a lawmaker. Fred Walser, candidate for Senate, 39th District, former Sultan Police Chief for 12 years and many years with the State patrol was convicted of a gross misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of 365 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.

  • Sep 22, 2008

Tired of shots at Obama

If I were a member of Harvard’s planning and donations committee, I’d be watching my back after the Republican snit about a Harvard education.

  • Sep 22, 2008

67th Street median strip

The city of Arlington could save money on the changes for the 67th Street median strip by shortening the strips — better access for trucks; eliminating the sprinkler system, cementing over Remrling strips — cementing would eliminate cost of mainenace, no need to replace two or three times a year and no need to weed the gardens.

  • Sep 16, 2008

We mourn the loss of our dear friend

I was saddened to open The Arlington Times paper today and find that Nick Agostinelli, an Arlington Times/Marysville Globe delivery driver, had passed away.

  • Sep 16, 2008

Judge David F. Hulbert: I was honored by votes in Superior Court race

I am writing to thank the many thousands of readers of the Marysville Globe/Arlington Times for their participation in the recent Superior Court Judge election in position No. 8.

  • Sep 15, 2008

Mary Margaret Haugen knows what she is doing

Since 1979, I have watched Mary Margaret Haugen serve the people in Island County. First on her local school board, then in the state House now in the state Senate since 1993.

  • Sep 15, 2008

Letters

We all agree that children are precious, so why do so many adults supply them with alcohol? Underage drinking costs this country a staggering $62 billion every year.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Letters

I am most definitely in support of a new library, for a multitude of reasons. My love for the library began in childhood. I would often find myself there during recess, listening to a Curious George book on tape or playing board games with friends. To me, those are priceless memories.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Bikini barista Arlington

I got a “jolt” from a local espresso stand today and it wasn’t from the caffeine in the coffee.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Personal value Arlington

We believe the Arlington community needs to vote Yes in May to support the construction of a new library. Arlington has grown a lot since the existing library was built and it is too small to offer all the services required by the volume of children, students, adults and seniors who access the library.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Need to make changes Arlington

‘It was amusing and not surprising’ to see that there are still a few people living in Arlington that do not believe that the most recent trend in global warming is neither dangerous nor is it caused by humans. I, myself, was skeptical at first until I looked into the new research.

  • Aug 28, 2008

PAC Arlington

I don’t know who Steve Stav is, or more specifically if he has a personal vendetta against Cindy Huleatt, the theater manager of the Byrnes Performing Arts Center.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Build a resource Arlington

We have the opportunity to build a resource for our children, our parents, ourselves. I’m talking about the request to build a new public library — one that will provide enough space for fun, educational programs; more room for computers so that students can do their homework; more space for books, magazines, videos and CDs, and more reference materials (yes, there are still many of us who prefer to actually hold a book in our hands when we’re looking for answers or to copy a pattern or recipe from a book rather than spending time on line).

  • Aug 28, 2008